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Postdoc Job in Multilectal Literacy in Education, Linguistics – UiT, Norway

UiT – University of Tromsø – The Arctic University of Norway

Norway

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Department of Language and Culture is happy to announce a postdoctoral Research Fellowship in the project “Multilectal Literacy in Education”  at UiT – The Arctic University of Norway – Norway, Nov 2021

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General Info

Position: Postdoc
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field:
Deadline to Apply: November 1, 2021(GMT +1)
Joining Date: -
Contract Period: 2 Years
Salary: According to Standard Norms

Workplace:
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Department of Language and Culture
UiT - University of Tromsø - The Arctic University of Norway
Narvik,

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Qualification Details

The position as Post-doctoral Research Fellow requires a Norwegian doctoral degree in Linguistics or another relevant field or a corresponding foreign doctoral degree recognised as equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree. A completed PhD is a prerequisite for employment as postdoctoral fellow, but candidates may apply as long as the doctoral thesis has been submitted for evaluation by the time of the application deadline. The thesis should be enclosed the application and the defense must be completed before the starting date of the position.

Applicants with experience and competence within one or more of the areas are welcome to apply:

1)      experience with research on school age children and adolescents

2)      experience with using digital tests (offline and online)

3)      competence within statistics and testing of hypotheses

4)      knowledge about language acquisition and development

In the assessment and ranking of the applicants, these qualifications will be emphasized. Furthermore, knowledge about literacy development and about cognitive psychology and brain functions is desirable.Applicants should have a good command of spoken and written English well. Good command of Norwegian or another Mainland Scandinavian language (Danish or Swedish) is desirable.

In the assessment the main emphasis will be attached to the submitted works and the project proposal for the qualifying work. Emphasis shall also be attached to experience from popularization/dissemination and academic policy and administrative activity.

During the assessment emphasis will be put on the candidates motivation, potential for research, and personal suitability for the position.

At UiT we put emphasis on the quality, relevance and significance of the research work and not on where the work is published, in accordance with the principles of The San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA).

Responsibilities/Job Description

According to the lab interest

How to Apply?

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Documents Required

Your application must include:

  • Application letter
  • Description of your past research projects and its relevance to the advertised position (max 2 pages)
  • CV
  • Diplomas and transcripts (all academic degrees)
  • Contact information to 2-3 references s
  • A list of your academic production
  • Academic works, up to three

Please send your application through the web-page JobbNorge.

About the Project

The MultiLit project is funded by the Research Council of Norway in the period 2020–2024. It is led from Western Norway University of Applied Sciences, campus Sogndal, and it has several national partners, among other UiT. The project also has several partners in The Netherlands.Appointment to the position of Postdoctoral Research Fellow is mainly intended to provide qualification for work in top academic positions. It is a prerequisite that the applicant is able to carry out the project over the full course of the employment period. No person may hold more than one fixed-term position as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the same institution.

The Department’s core activities are research, teaching, and dissemination within linguistics, literature, art history, and media and documentation studies. The Department hosts 83 permanent employees, 16 adjunct professors, and approximately 25 PhD fellows, as well as roughly 35 temporary research and teaching positions.

The Department has a very active and diverse research profile. It houses one of the world’s most excellent research communities in linguistics represented by AcqVA Aurora Center, and with research groups within cognitive linguistics (CLEAR), Sami language technology (Giellatekno and Divvun), theoretical linguistics (CASTL-FISH) and sociolinguistics and revitalization, Multilingual North, Diversity, Education and Revitalisation (MULTINOR).

The Department’s research communities within literature, art history, and media and documentation studies are nationally highly competitive, and are organised into research groups such as «Health, Art and Society» (HAS), Russian Space (RSCPR), Libraries, archives, museums, in the community (LAMCOM), Arctic Voices in Art and Literature (ARCTIC VOICES), Just Literature (JUL), Interdisciplinary Phenomenology (IP) and Worlding Northern Art (WONA).

ISK offers one-year programmes, as well as full Bachelor and Master programmes in the following fields: General linguistics, literature, art history, media and documentation studies, English, Kven, Finnish, Norwegian, Russian, Sami, Spanish, and German. It also offers PhD programmes in linguistics, cultural/literary studies, art history, as well as media and documentation studies.

About the Position

The MultiLit project is funded by the Research Council of Norway in the period 2020–2024. It is led from Western Norway University of Applied Sciences, campus Sogndal, and it has several national partners, among other UiT. The project also has several partners in The Netherlands.Appointment to the position of Postdoctoral Research Fellow is mainly intended to provide qualification for work in top academic positions. It is a prerequisite that the applicant is able to carry out the project over the full course of the employment period. No person may hold more than one fixed-term position as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the same institution.

The Department’s core activities are research, teaching, and dissemination within linguistics, literature, art history, and media and documentation studies. The Department hosts 83 permanent employees, 16 adjunct professors, and approximately 25 PhD fellows, as well as roughly 35 temporary research and teaching positions.

The Department has a very active and diverse research profile. It houses one of the world’s most excellent research communities in linguistics represented by AcqVA Aurora Center, and with research groups within cognitive linguistics (CLEAR), Sami language technology (Giellatekno and Divvun), theoretical linguistics (CASTL-FISH) and sociolinguistics and revitalization, Multilingual North, Diversity, Education and Revitalisation (MULTINOR).

The Department’s research communities within literature, art history, and media and documentation studies are nationally highly competitive, and are organised into research groups such as «Health, Art and Society» (HAS), Russian Space (RSCPR), Libraries, archives, museums, in the community (LAMCOM), Arctic Voices in Art and Literature (ARCTIC VOICES), Just Literature (JUL), Interdisciplinary Phenomenology (IP) and Worlding Northern Art (WONA).

ISK offers one-year programmes, as well as full Bachelor and Master programmes in the following fields: General linguistics, literature, art history, media and documentation studies, English, Kven, Finnish, Norwegian, Russian, Sami, Spanish, and German. It also offers PhD programmes in linguistics, cultural/literary studies, art history, as well as media and documentation studies.

About the Employer: UiT - University of Tromsø - The Arctic University of Norway

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Contact details

Further information about the position may be obtained from the following persons: Professor Göran Söderlund, leader of WP4-    Phone: +47 57676069-    E-mail: goran.soderlund@hvl.no

Associate Professor Björn Lundquist, leader of WP1-    Phone: +47 77646571-    E-mail: bjorn.lundquist@uit.no

Professor Øystein A. Vangsnes, leader of the MultiLit project-    Phone: +47 77645742-    E-mail: oystein.vangsnes@uit.no

Functioning Head of Department Cathrine Theodorsen-    E-mail: cathrine.theodorsen@uit.no

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